W. P. Carey Rings the NYSE Closing Bell(R)

Tue Oct 16, 2012 8:14am EDT

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  NEW YORK, NY, Oct 16 (Marketwire) -- 
Trevor P. Bond, President and CEO of W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE: WPC) rang
the New York Stock Exchange Closing Bell(R) on Monday, October 15, 2012
in celebration of the Company's recent conversion to a REIT. The Company
began trading under the name W. P. Carey Inc. on Monday, October 1, 2012.
Mr. Bond was joined by members of the Company's senior management team. 

    As previously announced, October 15, 2012 also marked the effective date
of W. P. Carey Inc.'s inclusion in the MSCI US REIT Index and the MSCI US
Mid Cap 450 Index.

 Photos and video of the NYSE Bell
Ringing Ceremony available courtesy of the NYSE, on Facebook (NYSE
Euronext-Official Site), Twitter (@NYSE_Euronext) and YouTube

    W. P. Carey Inc.
 W. P. Carey Inc. is a publicly traded REIT (NYSE: WPC)
that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing for
companies worldwide and manages an investment portfolio of approximately
$12.7 billion. W. P. Carey Inc. is the successor to W. P. Carey & Co.
LLC, which had its origins in 1973. The largest owner/manager of net
lease assets, WPC's corporate finance focused credit and real estate
underwriting process is a constant that has been successfully leveraged
across a wide variety of industries and property types. Our portfolio of
long-term leases with creditworthy tenants has an established history of
generating stable cash flows that have enabled the Company to deliver
consistent and rising dividend income to investors for nearly four
decades. www.wpcarey.com

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Cheryl Sanclemente 
W. P. Carey Inc. 

Guy Lawrence
Ross & Lawrence

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